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Implementing Hemodialysis in the Home - training material shipped to you

Implementing Hemodialysis in the Home - training material shipped to you

Implementing Hemodialysis in the Home - training material shipped to you

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Launch date: 16 Jul 2019
Expiry Date: 31 Oct 2022

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Self - Study Course - using the book, "Implementing Hemodialysis in the Home." After you purchase the course, send us your contact information and we will ship you the book. Please allow 7–10 business days for shipping. The course requires review of the book and successfully completing a test.
This book is designed as a guide to support healthcare teams worldwide as they develop a successful home HD program in their region or expand an existing program from their facilities to better serve their eligible patients with end-stage kidney disease.
Home Hemodialysis (HD) offers several clinical advantages over facility-based hemodialysis. It is a safe and effective form of renal replacement therapy that delivers superior care to HD patients. Given its benefits, home HD is greatly underutilized throughout the world.


Discuss the expected benefits of home HD as compared with in-center (facility) HD
• Improved patient satisfaction and independence
• Improved quality of life
• Fewer dietary and fluid restrictions
• Convenience
• Improved maintenance of social functioning
• Clinical benefits: reduced mortality risk, left ventricular regression, improved blood pressure, improved serum phosphate control, increased urea clearance
Healthcare costs
• Reduced travel for patients
• Reduced medication costs
• Reduced dialysis staffing costs
• Reduced costs from constrained facility HD infrastructure
Describe the key infrastructure characteristics to consider for a home HD hub
• Facility location
• Number and type of training stations
• Physical and functional configuration
List/discuss costs related to infrastructure for HD in the home
• Patient training and assessment
• The patient dwelling
• HD machine
• Furnishing and equipment
• Water supply
• Water quality testing
• Water disposal
• Plumbing
• Electricity supply
• Waste disposal
• Communications
• Disposables
• Medicines
Identify and describe the Key Workforce Challenges to creating and maintaining a successful home hemodialysis (HD) program
• Home support
• Patient training
• Transitioning patients
• Technical support
• Staff training
Identify the 2 common patient pathways that lead to successful home dialysis
• Suitable candidate is identified months or years before they reach end-stage renal disease and started on a home modality
• Potential candidates on other forms of dialysis are switched to home dialysis
Describe conceptual and practical frameworks to prevent serious adverse events (AEs) during home HD
• Technological and environmental factors
• Patient factors
• Systems for support of patients at home
• Patient access to emergency services for advice and care
• Quality assurance process
List the most frequently reported serious adverse events during home HD
• Blood loss
• Air embolism
• Electrolyte imbalance
• Hemolysis
• Hypotension due to ultrafiltration
• Dialysate leaks
Describe strategies that healthcare teams must address to prevent psychosocial burden of the home patient and care partner
• Initiating proactive professional support
• Peer support
• Respite support
• Travel support
• Financial support
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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
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Tamyra Warmack, RN
Darlene Rodgers, BSN,RN,CNN,CPHQ

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